“This is a good life” is my slogan. When life hits me sideways I go back to this mantra. And honestly, I don’t have a lot of money. I don’t have the perfect body. Nor is my life perfect, but still this is a good life. In other words, God has been good to me. This reveals that no matter the circumstances and unmet goals, we can still see good in our lives.
Recently, I watched my account drop down to just eighty-one dollars. Honestly, I was stunned. It's been so long since I had been at this place, this financial low, but somehow I knew that the investment I was making in my education was well worth it.
I realized that the lack of money couldn’t take away my dream.
The lack of money couldn’t take away my ambition, and the lack of money couldn’t take away my faith in God.
When you have an attitude of gratitude, you can go through harder seasons differently. When you see yourself in crisis, you know that's the key to the ultimate comeback.
I used the hard season to make me work harder, to make me dream bigger, and to make me trust God even more.
We know that this life is going to have obstacles, and these obstacles will come and go. However, they don’t have to break us. They don’t have to stop us. They don’t have to grieve the spirit of God that lives in us. Because the obstacles help make us and mold us into who we are called to be.
With only eighty-one dollars in my account and an endless list of things to do, I kept going. I didn’t limit myself or my dream. I knew that I could build it back up, and what better way to restructure your life than starting from scratch. I want you to know that no matter what you are going through and the obstacles you face, remember that “this is a good life”. That good awaits each and every one of us, only if we believe. Good things and good moments are before us, as long as we can keep our faith and believe.
I hope you don't see me as someone who just has it good, but I hope you can look at your own life and see all the good moments and things all around you. Because this really is a good life.
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,"